forest ranger

noun

Definition of forest ranger

: an officer charged with the patrolling and guarding of a forest especially : one in charge of the management and protection of a portion of a public forest

Examples of forest ranger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals. BostonGlobe.com, "Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild - The Boston Globe," 13 Nov. 2019 Last week, Victor Cooper, a former forest ranger in northern Australia, lit a wad of shaggy bark to demonstrate the type of fire that burns at temperatures low enough to avoid damage to sensitive plants that are crucial food for animals. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, "Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way," 16 Jan. 2020 An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals. BostonGlobe.com, "Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild - The Boston Globe," 13 Nov. 2019 An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals. BostonGlobe.com, "Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild - The Boston Globe," 13 Nov. 2019 Since the wildfire had already cleared most of the slope, all the skiers needed to do was strike a deal with the local forest ranger. Justin Franz, Washington Post, "In Montana, a nonprofit, mostly volunteer-run resort with some of the country’s best skiing," 30 Oct. 2019 An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals. BostonGlobe.com, "Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild - The Boston Globe," 13 Nov. 2019 At least four people have died while attempting to snap pictures for the gram, according to the New York Times, which spoke to a state forest ranger about the dangerous craze last August. Fox News, "West Point cadet falls to death at popular cliff-diving location," 2 Sep. 2019 An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals. BostonGlobe.com, "Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild - The Boston Globe," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of forest ranger

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Forest ranger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forest%20ranger. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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forest ranger

noun

Kids Definition of forest ranger

: a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a public forest

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